11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Avon
Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Kamas
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  20​h 15​min
End: Avon

1
night
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): trek along Saddle Pass Trail, then hike along Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead, then stop by Badlands Ranch Store, and finally explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, then hike along Castle Trail, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sage Creek Wilderness Area.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Avon to Badlands National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Avon to Badlands National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Avon in May, plan for little chillier nights in Badlands National Park, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 2nd (Thu), hike along Artists’ Paintpots, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and finally explore the striking landscape at Biscuit Basin. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Mud Volcano, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Badlands National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Badlands National Park in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 53°F and lows at 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin

3
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Do your shopping at Mangelsen Images of Nature and The Brookover Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Targhee Ski Resort and Inspiration Point. Take a break from Jackson Hole with a short trip to Chapel of the Transfiguration in Moose, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rendezvous Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, and take in the views from Snake River Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole tour website .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Jackson Hole at 60°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kamas.

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Grand Teton National Park, Grand Targhee Ski Resort
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Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Rendezvous Mountain ©
Rendezvous Mountain
Grand Targhee Ski Resort ©
Grand Targhee Ski Resort

1
night
Kamas

Kamas ©
Kamas is a city in Summit County, Utah, United States. Mirror Lake Scenic Byway has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at East Canyon State Park and then cruise along Mirror Lake Scenic Byway.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kamas journey website .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kamas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 36°F. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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East Canyon State Park
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East Canyon State Park ©
East Canyon State Park

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park planning app .

You can drive from Kamas to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kamas in May; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 63°F and lows reach 31°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheep Lakes, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tundra Communities Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. In May, Rocky Mountain National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 70°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

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